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Smart Tips For Styling Mismatched Furniture From A Decorator

Take a quick lesson on asymmetry with these tips

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Photography: laurelandwolf.com (Main Photo)

As seen in many homes we've featured before, your furniture pieces do not have to match. Lighting fixtures don't have to be placed in the exact same distance from one another, too. Decorator Gwyn Guanzon shares tips on how to achieve this without running the risk of looking cluttered or overly accessorized. Check them out below: 

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1. When mixing furnishings, stick to a common denominator. 

The danger in not having matching furniture pieces, says Gwyn, is that everything is an accent piece. "If you have so many accent pieces, puwede siyang maging fruit salad." The common denominator could be style or period, silhouette and form, or color palette. For example, if you like mixing styles, it would be best to stick to a monochromatic scheme.

2. Create a good mix based on these colors or silhouettes. 

Color is a strong factor in design. If you're going for the mismatched look, go all out by experimenting with the rainbow. You can also play around with style—textures, finishes and prints. As long as it goes with your basic pieces like couches or tables, you're good to go! 


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3. Even small pieces have to be cohesive. 

The secret is to make sure the small pieces are composed well, so they do not look like clutter. For example, if you like bringing home all sorts of trinkets or a vast collection of books, you can have them carefully arranged to create a focal point in your home.

This snippet originally appeared in the April 2017 of Real Living Magazine. Main photo by laurelandwolf.com

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